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    I gotta narrow it down. Right now, I'd be covered!
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    She wrote this for the passing if James Baldwin and read it at his funeral.

    Maya Angelou:

    When Great Trees Fall


    When great trees fall,
    rocks on distant hills shudder,
    lions hunker down
    in tall grasses,
    and even elephants
    lumber after safety.


    When great trees fall
    in forests,
    small things recoil into silence,
    their senses
    eroded beyond fear.


    When great souls die,
    the air around us becomes
    light, rare, sterile.
    We breathe, briefly.
    Our eyes, briefly,
    see with
    a hurtful clarity.
    Our memory, suddenly sharpened,
    examines,
    gnaws on kind words
    unsaid,
    promised walks
    never taken.


    Great souls die and
    our reality, bound to
    them, takes leave of us.
    Our souls,
    dependent upon their
    nurture,
    now shrink, wizened.
    Our minds, formed
    and informed by their
    radiance,
    fall away.
    We are not so much maddened
    as reduced to the unutterable ignorance
    of dark, cold
    caves.


    And when great souls die,
    after a period peace blooms,
    slowly and always
    irregularly. Spaces fill
    with a kind of
    soothing electric vibration.
    Our senses, restored, never
    to be the same, whisper to us.
    They existed. They existed.
    We can be. Be and be
    better. For they existed.
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    BET did a tribute on her honor.. They showed her arriving to receive her Presidential Medal of Freedom!! Breathless
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    Her funeral was amazing. She was as warm personally as she was publicly. She made people feel welcomed in her life and home. I don't shed too many tears over celebs passing but today.. I wept at her living and with the family and friends who stood up and spoke of not only the woman, the Dr, the author, the poet, activist..but the mother, the nurturer, the friend, and the lover of Christ! Here was a woman cloaked in love and faith and knew that Everyone deserves to be treated, respected, and loved!! My God what an amazing woman!
    I did not know she was wheel chair bound and for the last ten she battled dying of a pulmonary disease.
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